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Does a weaker economy make some destinations more accesible?

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11. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru, 1110 posts) 29 Oct '11 05:02

Quoting lazytraveller

In my opinion a weaker economy usually helps. I am from India and its always easier to go to the other South East Asian countries. But travelling to Europe or even US needs a lot of funds.

How about if you go to China? An Indian traveler told me that the Philippine peso is practically the same value with the Indian currency.

12. Posted by rhislop (Full Member, 12 posts) 30 Oct '11 09:35

Swept Away,
Apply for a visitors visa and come visit the USA. Your perception is based on television programs and news reports, not always the best source of information. The "occupy" crowd are mostly dead beats that want something for nothing, don't work, and are looking for another handout from government.

The weak economy is causing some price reductions in the US. Hotels, Motels, resorts, and other businesses that cater to travelers have lowered prices or giving extra nights for free after paying for 3 or 4 nights. The airlines are competitive but if you travel on late night flights in the middle of the week you can find some cheap fares. I always use www.farewatcher.com to find cheap flights but buy through the airlines, not the website.

13. Posted by lazytraveller (Budding Member, 18 posts) 31 Oct '11 02:38

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting lazytraveller

In my opinion a weaker economy usually helps. I am from India and its always easier to go to the other South East Asian countries. But travelling to Europe or even US needs a lot of funds.

How about if you go to China? An Indian traveler told me that the Philippine peso is practically the same value with the Indian currency.

Well the last I checked the Peso was stronger than the Indian rupee.
Apparently it is difficult to get a visa for China due to the Tibet issue and other border related problems.

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16. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru, 1110 posts) 6 Nov '11 03:55

Quoting lazytraveller

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting lazytraveller

In my opinion a weaker economy usually helps. I am from India and its always easier to go to the other South East Asian countries. But travelling to Europe or even US needs a lot of funds.

How about if you go to China? An Indian traveler told me that the Philippine peso is practically the same value with the Indian currency.

Well the last I checked the Peso was stronger than the Indian rupee.
Apparently it is difficult to get a visa for China due to the Tibet issue and other border related problems.

The Tibet issue that is old news, like back in 2007... The new reason was the Olympics 2008 and then that Asian Games in 2010. The Olympics was about "One world, One Dream". The economy is growing, so it gives them the right to do what the west has been doing for ages, be paranoid of travelers from the 3rd world, they might steal Oprah's job.

And they can have other PETIT reasons, for every 3rd country, like a few idiots cross the border with some drugs and an entire nation will be treated like potential drug traffickers.

17. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru, 1110 posts) 6 Nov '11 04:02

Quoting rhislop

Swept Away,
The "occupy" crowd are mostly dead beats that want something for nothing, don't work, and are looking for another handout from government.

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Exactly, what I am thinking... They probably saw the Arab Springs saga and thought, hey this is America, if people in Tunisia can overthrow a dictator, we can probably ask Donald Trump to buy us an iphone 4S and a spring break in Acapulco.

I have friends planning to visit the US next year, but they are thinking of going to Toronto instead. I was just thinking that perhaps a bad economy would mean a need to sell more tourist Visa to the 3rd world.

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